Anesthesia Errors

Michigan Anesthesia Error Attorneys

Demanding Accountability for Anesthesia Errors During Surgery

When administered properly, anesthesia can be used to reduce sensation, consciousness, and acute pain during major procedures and surgeries, allowing surgeons to perform modern medical miracles and save patients’ lives. Unfortunately, when an anesthesiologist fails to use the correct dosage and procedure for anesthesia, the results can be devastating, causing patients to endure horrific psychological and physical injuries.

If you’ve been hurt as the result of a preventable anesthesia error, our Michigan attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC can help you with the process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical professionals who caused your injuries. As a family-owned law firm, we take pride in treating our clients like family, and using our legal experience and skills to help advocate for their rights.

Contact our Michigan anesthesia error team today at (888) 211-5798 for a free consultation on your case.

Common Anesthesia Errors

It takes many years to learn how to administer anesthesia, which comes in many different forms and can have radically different effects on the body. From localized anesthetic that numbs a specific area of the body to general anesthesia that causes loss of consciousness, anesthesiologists must be able to accurately draw from their medical knowledge and use the right materials for your procedure. Like all medical professionals, however, anesthesiologists may sometimes be careless with their work, putting patients at risk of injury, permanent coma, and death.

The most common anesthesia errors involving negligence:

  • Failing to avoid harmful drug interactions
  • Allergic reactions due to known patient allergies
  • Inadequate oxygen during surgery
  • Delayed anesthesia delivery
  • Administering too little or too much anesthetic
  • Using anesthetic in the wrong region
  • Failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs

The Consequences of an Anesthesia Error

For many patients going into surgery or facing a complex medical procedure, the only source of comfort lies in the knowledge that they will be unconscious or pain-free as it proceeds. When anesthesia is applied incorrectly, it can have the particularly devastating effect of allowing the patient to remain awake during the procedure, and in some rare cases, patients who suddenly become conscious may be unable to speak or voice their extreme discomfort.

Some other significant consequences of an anesthesia error:

  • Heart irregularities and cardiac events
  • Nerve damage
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis, both full and partial
  • Asphyxia
  • Brain damage
  • Coma
  • Death

Who Is Liable for Anesthesia-Related Injuries?

Anesthesiologists have a duty to meet the “standard of care” for their field and ensure that their patients are reasonably protected from serious injuries. That means you may be able to receive compensation for many different types of anesthesia errors and issues, primarily by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the professionals responsible for your losses. In some cases, you may also be able to file suit against the hospital or healthcare provider, too.

At Grewal Law PLLC, we can apply over a century of combined experience in diverse areas of the law to your case. By carefully investigating the circumstances of your anesthesia error injuries, our Michigan attorneys will help you understand your options for recovery – and provide top-tier representation on your behalf when needed.

Call (888) 211-5798 today to speak with a member of our experienced legal team.